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By MohammedNiyalSayeed (Wed May 17, 2006 at 04:31:06 PM EST) (all tags)

Will they ever put Charles Chitat Ng to death?



I graduated from high school in England. I have never been married and have no children. I have travelled to many countries and have been exposed to many cultures.  My remaining immediate family members reside outside the United States and I am currently the only Chinese prisoner on California's Death Row at San Quentin Prison. My case, from inception to verdict, has been both a travesty and outrage of mistreatments and miscarriage of justice. 

Because of these and other reasons,  I constantly feel misplaced, sad and lonely - like a dolphin caught inside a tuna net.

I am writing because I am interested in seeking sincere friendship through correspondence and visiting with someone I can build an enduring and meaningful companionship with - someone with whom I can share good times, bad times, life, thoughts, feelings, experiences and passions from this dark hole of humanity.

Out in the free world I enjoyed such things as reading, learning new subjects, wilderness exploring, martial arts, movies, travelling, cooking, outdoor adventures such as mountain hiking / climbing, scuba diving and serving as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corps.

Poor dude. Out in the free world, he also enjoyed things such as abducting women with his Marine Corp buddy Leonard Lake, beating them for weeks on end, killing them, incinerating their bodies, burying their ashes on their mountainous California property, selling their worldly possessions, driving into San Francisco, and picking up brand new victims. Oh, and moonlit walks on the beach, dining out, and seeing movies. Natch.

His partner, Leonard Lake, actually managed to maintain a marriage.

Why bring it up? What can we learn from this? Well, here:

Balasz was then asked for more information on Lake and told the detectives that she and Lake had met at a Renaissance Fair in Marin County and had married after dating for a short time.  As his best man Lake had chosen Charles Gunnar, a long time friend who at just 5'8", weighed nearly four hundred pounds, prompting Balasz to christen him "the fat man."   Shortly after the wedding, which was paid for by Gunnar, the couple moved to Philo in Mendocino where Lake found work managing a motel.  Within a year, Ng arrived and moved in with Lake and his new wife.  According to Balasz, Lake and Ng got on well, as they were both former marines.
  • Lesson 1: Don't hang out at Renaissance Fairs
  • Lesson 2: Mountain People are fucked in the head.

Mainly, the reason I was reading about Ng and Lake is because the Hitler Channel was playing a documentary on them yesterday. I was nominally familiar with the two, but hadn't placed them as San Francisco-based serial killers before (probably because they actually lived in Wilseyville, out in the middle of fucking nowhere), and had always wondered why San Francisco didn't have a shitload more serial killers. It's prime hunting ground, what with all the homeless people, teenaged runaways, and fuck-ups with shitty parental relations who could disappear and not be missed for months on end.

Of course, many will bring up Manson, but despite his current housing in Vacaville (that may not be current), Manson's crimes were mainly committed in Southern California, and, more importantly, Manson just talked people into killing people; he is disqualified from any legitimate serial killing definition. Not to mention his attention-whoring. ZOMG, NAZIS!

Awwwwww!

Now, didn't that take the edge off the serial killer thing? I thought so. Good.

Man, I have a LOT of SHIT

And not the poops kind. Seriously. I am currently on dinner-break from throwing stuff away, sorting through 20 years of accumulated crap of all sorts. I have to sometimes remind myself I don't have time to read all the old crap. High school report cards? Shredded! College transcripts? Shredded! Phone bills from 1990? Shredded! Tomorrow, ${college_friend} and some of his coworkers are coming to pick up my couch, and bookshelves. I hope. Then Friday, the container arrives, which I will then fill with as much crap as I can prune myself down to keeping. Remaining furniture will be picked up by a Vietnam Veterans' charity. Everything else goes in the fucking dumpster.

My tickets are purchased. My storage container is paid for. I am stressing out, fearing that I won't get it all done, but I know one thing for sure; Tuesday night, I'm getting on a plane and leaving Raleigh.

Complications

Cupertino seems to be bereft of hotellage for the most part, and, more troubling, completely bereft of extended-stay-type hotels. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get to it; ${new_mothership_employer} has showers in the buildings, and the offices are pretty large; maybe I should just pack my sleeping bag and a pad in one of those giant duffle bags, and put some serious office-time in, proving to all my future coworkers that I am either 1) extremely dedicated, or 2) batshit crazy. Both would probably be good things to establish, right up front. Like the beard doesn't already speak the text of those volumes...

OK, If You'll Excuse Me...

I should get back to packing...

This bowl!

Plus, I have violent corpse-fucking fantasies to write. They don't write themselves, y'all!

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How are you getting your stuff by calla (4.00 / 1) #1 Wed May 17, 2006 at 06:05:26 PM EST
across the country? I ask because I still have a storage unit full of stuff in Jersey. I haven't found a cheap way of moving it yet.

Also, we might be in your new area this summer.

"Are Linux chicks worth it?" fencepost

I'm not sure yet. by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed May 17, 2006 at 06:27:51 PM EST

I'm minimizing the amount of stuff I have to begin with, but all the moving companies charge an arm and a leg. I need to do more investimagation, but my gut instinct tells me that shipping as freight would be cheaper, and possibly even having FedEx ship it. A friend who works a lot with FedEx was all, "dude, that'll cost like 400 bucks", trying to warn me that it would be a whole lot, but compare and constrast 400 bucks to, say, the cheapest mover estimate of ~5000.00.

The downside of both of those plans is that, eventually, I'm going to have to fly back to Raleigh and have either a freight company or FedEx meet me at the warehouse, so tag another 300-400 bucks to the deal. Still, if I can get it all to Cullifornia for under 1000, I'll be happy.

And if I haven't moved the stuff in a few months, maybe I'll just decide to tell 'em, "throw that shit in the dump".


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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We should keep in touch by calla (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed May 17, 2006 at 08:22:12 PM EST
about the storage stuff. If you let me know of any great moving/shipping options let me know. I'll let you know if I come up with anything.

"It's a fact!" or maybe "30 Helens Agree"

"Are Linux chicks worth it?" fencepost

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If ... by BlueOregon (4.00 / 2) #13 Thu May 18, 2006 at 02:35:27 AM EST

... it does not fit into one car, you don't need it. A car is enough for clothes, a computer, entertainment media, and a corpse.

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Can I suggest by blixco (4.00 / 2) #24 Thu May 18, 2006 at 08:33:28 AM EST
PODS?  They seem to be very popular in this town.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
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You could suggest them by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #25 Thu May 18, 2006 at 09:03:21 AM EST

But those pricks want 6,600.00 to move my stuff to Cullifornia. I could hire full service movers for less a thousand less than that. Insanity! They do have an awesome ad campaign, though. They were the first people I thought of.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Crap, I forgot the other part... by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed May 17, 2006 at 06:29:20 PM EST

So, when you say "we might be in your new area this summer", do you mean y'all are potentially moving there, or potentially vacationing there? Either way, we will hang.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Just visiting. by calla (4.00 / 1) #8 Wed May 17, 2006 at 08:24:39 PM EST
It's a little bit scary to think of you in SF. We're looking at August.

"Are Linux chicks worth it?" fencepost

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I will be Lord and Master of All I See by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #23 Thu May 18, 2006 at 06:21:15 AM EST

They will bow before me, and throw roses in front of my feet. It's gonna be AWESOME!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Note to future serial killers by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #2 Wed May 17, 2006 at 06:13:28 PM EST
It's usually a bad call to film yourself doing it.
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Another helpful hint: by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed May 17, 2006 at 06:23:49 PM EST

Don't get busted shoplifting a vice grip. Or anything else.

The really weird thing about Ng is that there apparently wasn't a sexual aspect to his violence; while Lake raped and tortured, Ng allegedly only beat and killed. Normally, I'd say he was repressed, but how un-repressed do you have to be to repeatedly kill human beings?


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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SF Serial Killers: by Captain Tenille (4.00 / 2) #6 Wed May 17, 2006 at 07:15:27 PM EST
Zodiac

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/* You are not expected to understand this. */


Good point! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu May 18, 2006 at 05:20:17 AM EST

I had totally forgotten about that dude.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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I'll see your "Awwwwww!" and raise a by R343L (4.00 / 5) #9 Wed May 17, 2006 at 10:39:04 PM EST
Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!

Puppies escaping!

These puppies, btw, are the litter our Chullain was in. Apparently, he lead the escapes.

Rachael

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

Aw, damn... by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu May 18, 2006 at 05:22:10 AM EST

That's some hard-core AWWWWWWWWW action! Also, an excellent image to wake up to. From left to right, "I'm sleepy", "Is that some food over there on the floor?", "HEY, WHO WANTS TO PLAY?", "Follow me, furry dudes, I know a way out of here", and "I am sooo stoned right now"...


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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now, now by R343L (4.00 / 1) #26 Thu May 18, 2006 at 11:37:34 AM EST
These are clean, wholesome puppies who wouldn't get stoned.

There is just something incredibly cute about fluffy, cuddly white puppies. Must be genetic or something.

Rachael

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

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I know, I know by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu May 18, 2006 at 01:47:34 PM EST

I sooooo want to dive into that crate and just wallow in the puppiness.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Lots of shit by nebbish (4.00 / 2) #10 Wed May 17, 2006 at 11:56:48 PM EST
Some time ago, I was moving and just thought "fuck it" and swept all my stuff into bags to take with me because I couldn't be bothered sorting through it all. These bags have moved house with me numerous times, always ending up in a cupboard somewhere, never opened.

Maybe one day I should open one and investigate. Who knows, I might find a ten year old snot rag!

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It's political correctness gone mad!

I managed to move from Australia to the US by cam (4.00 / 2) #12 Thu May 18, 2006 at 02:34:51 AM EST
with a duffel bag, travel bag and computer. I moved from NJ to VA with two trucks of stuff. There was four years between those two dates. I should move to Japan or something so I cast all those unholy possessions off and start accumulating trinkets again.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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My main problem by nebbish (4.00 / 2) #14 Thu May 18, 2006 at 02:53:58 AM EST
- books. I've got hundreds of them. I don't want to get rid of them because when I'm old I want my house to be a great big dusty old library.

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It's political correctness gone mad!

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I gave away a sci-fi, science and aviation library by cam (4.00 / 1) #15 Thu May 18, 2006 at 03:31:54 AM EST
to come to the US. Surprisingly I dont miss them, though I re-bought all the Vinge, Egan and Gibson books.

That being said, I have some rare books that I will not part with.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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I have the same goal. by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #22 Thu May 18, 2006 at 05:25:40 AM EST

What's the point of being an old dude if you don't have a gigantic friggin' library?


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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dude, by garlic (4.00 / 1) #28 Thu May 18, 2006 at 07:46:46 PM EST
the town will do that for you. Plus they're already using their money to buy the books.


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The big difference between by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #31 Fri May 19, 2006 at 03:36:29 AM EST

the town's library, and an old man's library, is that the town lets homeless dudes hang out all day for free, is staffed with librarians, uses that pesky Dewey Decimal System, and has kids surfing for porn on intarweb terminals. An old man's library is much more peaceful, and an excellent spot in which to smoke a pipe, and talk about the good old days. To yourself.

Also, I assume you meant to say "they're using our money to buy the books", which reminds me, once I retire, I need to start swiping books from the library until I have retrieved all my tax money back.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Unlikely to be as pleasent by idiot boy (4.00 / 2) #18 Thu May 18, 2006 at 04:41:13 AM EST
as snot. Cock snot is more likely let's be honest.

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Heheehahaha by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #11 Thu May 18, 2006 at 01:31:43 AM EST
You and Farmgirl would get on like a house on fire.  Which is what I'd probably have to do to get rid of your damn pack rat collections before they merged into some sort of hyper dense wormhole into the past.

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
I'm trying to change my ways by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #21 Thu May 18, 2006 at 05:24:52 AM EST

But, man, I just found a paper bag with some dude's entire financial records and personal correspondance. Oh, and his passport, driver's license, and a stack of unwritten checks. Now, I never met this dude, he was the roommate of a friend of mine who left everyone with the bill for rent, ditching all his belongings, but am I really supposed to just throw this stuff away? What if I need a passport with the name James Gallagher on it someday? I'll be slapping myself for throwing it out!

Also, obligatory Katamari Damarcy reference goes here.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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isn't it expired by now? by garlic (4.00 / 1) #29 Thu May 18, 2006 at 07:47:36 PM EST


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By three years, yes by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #30 Fri May 19, 2006 at 03:31:54 AM EST

Still, it would be functional as a piece of identification with some slight modifications. Not that I'd suggest doing that, of course; that'd be illegal. But, you know, just sayin'...


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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according to my local expert by garlic (4.00 / 1) #32 Fri May 19, 2006 at 04:03:11 AM EST
an expired passport is proof of citizenship, not proof of identity.


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It wouldn't get me across a border by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #33 Fri May 19, 2006 at 04:07:19 AM EST

But it would serve nicely as a piece of ID for most banks, provided I had "proof of current address". And if I had a birth certificate, say, from Connecticut, I could likely use it to get a driver's license.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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Those puppies are cute. by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #16 Thu May 18, 2006 at 03:52:18 AM EST
Apart from the little gaps in their fur where you can see their wieners. That freaks me out a bit.

They need that gap, though by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu May 18, 2006 at 04:06:28 AM EST

Without it, that belly fur would be yellow instead of white. And, believe me, nobody wants that.


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